Tobago Cays Getting Here


There is only one way to get to the Tobago Cays, and that is by boat!

See the list of Tobago Cays Marine Park Fees here (PDF)...

Arriving by Yacht

Be sure to use yacht moorings or anchor in the designated zone within the protected area of the marine park. Marine park wardens are on hand to advise and collect fees.Tobago Cays Location Map

Yacht anchorage zones are located within the lagoon and along the north west shore of Petit Tabac.

Union Island is a nearby port of entry and provides customs clearance.

Clearance Procedures


Day Excursions

The majority of visitors to the Tobago Cays arrive on an organised full-day excursion.

A common day trip incorporates Mayreau, Tobago Cays and Palm Island and includes food and drinks, use of snorkeling equipment, and sometimes a beach barbecue. Visitors are usually brought ashore on Petit Bateau.

  • Tour Operators on St. Vincent, Bequia and Union advertise and offer regular trips.
  • Hotels in St Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, PSV and Palm Island offer tours either on their own vessels or via local operators.

By Water Taxi from Union, Mayreau and Canouan

If  you are on a nearby island, why not take a private water taxis or local fishing boat to the Tobago Cays. These offer a fun, flexible and often cheaper alternative to organised excursions. Union, Mayreau and Canouan are good places to find a water taxi.


By Cruise Ship

Some cruise ship vacations include the Tobago Cays and passengers are brought by tender to Petit Bateau.